Tag Archives: Matthew

Pure in Heart – Kingdom Priority



It’s a complicated relationship with possessions but the Teacher King beckons us to seek His kingdom as our first priority and our possessions will fall into their proper place.
(Our apologies, Brad’s voice sounds rough due to a lingering cold)

Matthew 6:19-34

Preached Sunday morning, February 24, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Pure in Heart – Intimate Prayer to Intimate God



There could be nothing more simple than prayer as modeled by Christ, yet the most seasoned saint feels a hunger for more.  Christ beckons us into life-transforming prayer with the Father.

Matthew 6:7-15

Preached Sunday morning, February 17, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Love without exception



Ouch!  Jesus straightens out our understanding of God’s Law, and our shallow physical obedience is pitiful in light of the fuller application of the Law by the Judge who looks on the heart.  We need His mercy even when we try showing mercy.

Matthew 5:43-48

Preached Sunday morning, February 3, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Christ fulfilled the Law fully



 

Jesus next prepares His disciples for a new perspective on the Law as He corrects their view of what righteousness looks like and where it comes from.  Christ fulfilled true righteousness because self-righteousness doesn’t meet God’s approval.

Matthew 5:17-20

Preached Sunday morning, January 27, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Salt and Light in Kingdom



To live by the King’s standards and instructions will cause one to stand out and be different.  Jesus illustrates the affect this difference will have on the world around you with these two metaphors – salt and light.

Matthew 5:13-16

Preached Sunday morning, January 20, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


The Kingdom Way to Joy



The King lays out the way to have joy in His Kingdom.  But it’s unlike any other way to happiness, but it does involve a joy greater than what happens.  Sometimes known as the Beatitudes, the King offers true blessing in Himself.

Matthew 5:1-12

Preached Sunday morning, January 13, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris


Follow the King and bring others



The Kingdom has come and the King invites fishermen to follow Him in the Kingdom and bring other potential followers with them.  Are you following the King?  Are you bringing others to Him?
Matthew 4:17-23.
Preached Sunday morning, January 6, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris